Tag Archives: Great Britain

The Queue for Kew and Other Double Impressions

Every so often Ol’ P and I embark upon a joint venture, other than the production and rearing of two excellent sons. We have just completed another joint venture of traveling together to England. I have posted accounts of my … Continue reading

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Blundering toward Blenheim Palace, Part 2

I am easily satisfied with the very best.- Winston Churchill It was a glorious July day in 2012, and today I was going to complete my visit to Blenheim Palace, begun almost by accident in August, 2009. (See Blundering to … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 4

A brief recap of GETF(TOWIEW) thus far – I am safely ensconced in hospital, and, after the initial evaluation, we are faced with the decision, “to lop or not to lop.” (apologies to Mr. Shakespeare) Things aren’t that easy, even … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 3

A brief recap of GETF(TOWIEW) thus far. Instead of going for a glorious ride in the park, I have cleverly fallen out of a truck and have been transported to hospital, as they say in England, in a blue and … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 2

Previously on GETF(TOWIEW) Part 1… I have arrived at the stables and met my noble horse, Prado, and several of my fellow riders. There were a dozen horses to be transported, and my term for the horse lorry would have … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 1

“The moving finger writes, and having written, moves on. Or in my case, stays behind.” -with apologies to Omar Khayyam I have been an Anglophile for as long as I can remember. My grandmother often regaled me with tales of … Continue reading

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Introducing Elizabeth R

“The secret to any long standing relationship is communication … there just shouldn’t be too much of it.” Lest the Ol’ Philosophizer be accused of using a fine quotation without proper attribution, let me, a retired teacher and grammarian extraordinaire, … Continue reading

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